Bear Creek Golf Club

4.1010000000 4.1 stars from 5 (198)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6804 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

  • 237 Whooping Crane Way, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29926, Beaufort County
  • (843) 681-9510
  • (843) 681-2517
  • www.bearcreekgolfclub.org
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Year built: 1980
Architect(s): Rees Jones (1980), Bryce Swanson (1980), Rees Jones (2006)
Type: Private
Greens: Super Dwarf TifEagle Bermuda
Fairways: 419 Tifway Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6804 yards 74.2 139
Blue 72 6486 yards 72.4 135
White 72 6162 yards 71.3 133
Gold 72 5727 yards 69.7 125
Gold (W) 72 5727 yards 73.9 131
Green 72 5316 yards 67.6 119
Green (W) 72 5316 yards 71.9 128

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 198 Reviews
5 stars:
76
4 stars:
85
3 stars:
24
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

166 out of 198 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions at a resort   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards narrow fairways   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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cookie0049's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fastest round of the year"


RonaldHHI's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was our first time trying out this course. We zoomed around in about 3 hours (twosome). It was not slow resort golf. The course was nice and the layout was fair. The greens were in nice shape and pretty fast. The course is pretty heavily bunkered, so your accuracy will be challenged. Getting ready to play this course again today ...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Well manicured track"


u00000576841's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed ourselves. A beauty of a track. Taken care of. You can tell they are proud of their course. A typical golf community track The greens were, as were the others in that same area, hard and fast. Well worth the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not for singles"


u000003305512's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Their website won't let a single book a tee time. Nor will they give you one if you call. Rather, they want you to come out and hang around until there's an opening. Forget that. I'm on vacation and don't want to waste time that way and I don't have to with two dozen other courses in the area that are more accommodating.


I don't recommend this course



u766718917's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Love it"


u000008000752's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, fairly player friendly for all levels.

Pace of play was awesome...under 4 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great deal"


billymack's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Had an enjoyable round at Bear Creek. Greens and bunkers in very good shape. Pace of play was 3:45 (teed off at 8:30). Spotted rangers several times during the round. Got a fantastic rate thru Golf Now which included a burger and beer after the round. Challenging but fair layout. Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First time"


u694003195's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A challenging course with plenty of sand and water hazards. Not too long with generous fairways. In great condition even with the damage done by Matthew. Thru in a lunch with our deal. It was a great day of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



peter039's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rude staff"


u936384905's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have been coming to Hilton Head for over 30 and have played Bear Creek well over 15 times. The staff was always pleasant and the course usually ok. The greens were a little bit ate up compared to Old South and Hilton Head National. The pro shop told us how wonderful they were to give us free lunch and a draft beer. Really didn't want a 3 day old turkey or ham sandwich and a warm draft beer especially on a nice sunny day. I wanted to BUY lunch, but the lady at the lunch counter insisted all we could have was turkey or ham since we were making the turn. We were told no 4 times. I got it after the first time. There were no hole markers, as far as pictures. Couldn't tell if a hole was a dogleg left or right if we hadn't played it before.

After management changed at the course, I wasn't impressed with any of the staff from the pro shop to the cart boys. There are too many courses who appreciate taking my money. Will never play there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great Bear//Great Price"


HasenohrP's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Could not ask for anything more on a early Sunday morning of golf. Staff excellent thru out . Walked up to Pro shop for time as a single told 8:04 was next. Paid $52.00 for golf, cart and the great deal Lunch and drink. The BEST on H H I other course should follow there lead. Give the people a good deal like that and they will come back time after time. Played in 3 hrs 20 mins..... nice course thru 1 to 18. Looking forward to playing there again real soon...can't wait.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course was fun to play."


dsleach's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the course in good shape and a challenge. I also found the bunkers easy to find.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



miketoll69's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"More challenging than I'm used to"


judieking99's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I loved the course design. It allowed me to use quite a few of my in-between clubs in my bag. The weather was beautiful & we had a great experience. I would definitely recommend this course to friends & family.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"JD at Bear Creek"


johnsgolf1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course conditions were very good, considering it is late winter. Greens were smooth, in good shape and fast. The sand traps had adequate sand , unlike some other courses we played.. Just the right balance of woods and water to make this challenging for the intermediate golfer , and multiple choices of tees to fit your age and/or handicap. The course personnel were very nice. An extra bonus was the free beer & sandwich included in the price. Definitely will play this course again when we return to HH island.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Interesting course with very friendly staff at a great rate"


nickharding's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time and the weather was not helpful but we enjoyed the course and the staff could not have been more friendly. In addition we unexpectedly received a voucher for a free lunch! Super competitive with other Hilton Head courses


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Appealling and fair"


donbobely's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Nice layout for both low and high handicaps. Many right and left dogleg holes making you think about your tee shots. The only negative about the course is the condition of their bunkers. I experienced more than a dozen bunkers over the 18 holes and there was little to no sand in them, making it difficult to play a decent sand shot and holding the greens.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Quick round"


Charles9423207's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great value for the money. We played in 3.5 hours. Greens recently air rated so they were not rolling true. But good layout and interesting course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u3456582's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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